9 Ways to Talk About Money So Kids Actually Understand

By Sarah Lybrand It’s important to model good financial behaviors for your children, but it’s just as important to talk about money, both in front of – and with – your kids. Even better: combine modeling and talking and involve your kids in your everyday money behaviors and decisions. Doing this can lay a foundation of financial […]

The Average Cost of College Will Rise. This is How You Can Start Preparing for It

By Sandy John It’s a given that most costs rise over time, but the average cost of college seems to rise faster than other prices. In fact, the U.S. Department of Education reports that tuition at four-year public colleges rose an average of 5.5% for the 2017-18 academic year. The average cost of a four-year public college was $21,370 […]

Employee Stock Options Explained: Why You Might Want to Bet on Your Employer (If You Can)

By Sarah Lybrand Employee stock options (ESOs) are a common form of equity compensation offered by companies to their employees and executives (the grantees). ESOs offer grantees the right to buy a specific number of shares of company stock at a specified price for a finite amount of time, usually ten years.  Rather than grant […]

Basic Budgeting Tips for Kids that are Never too Early to Start Trying

By Paige Connor Totaro It’s a concept even some adults have trouble with: the basic idea that the amount of money coming in must be greater than or equal to the money going out. But the earlier you can teach budgeting skills to your kids, the more likely they’ll be to develop their own financial independence. Give […]

How Much Down Payment Do You Need When Buying Your First Home? – As Seen On Reddit

Reddit may be the “front page of the internet,” but the fact that anyone can answer your questions there means the quality of advice you might get can range from hilarious to hilariously wrong. This is especially true when it comes to questions about finances. To make sure you’re getting the actual best answers to […]